Tomorrow marks the official beginning of Advent. I have once again downloaded an Advent Bible study for Sarah and me to do together, and I am really looking forward to doing it again. Like many families, we have already started our Christmas shopping (I am actually almost finished! Woo-hoo!). We even ended up at the mall yesterday, with all the Black Friday craziness.
I thought Sarah would be all excited about what she wanted for Christmas this year and that she would start making a lengthy list. But no. She actually doesn't really want anything terribly much long term; she only wants what she sees in front of her at the toy store that moment. Once we're out of the store, she forgets pretty quickly.
But she is excited about choosing gifts for other people! She has picked out presents for all the important people in her life. However, some of her selections are a bit strange. So fair warning: if you receive a present labelled "from Sarah" and you wonder what in the world you are supposed to do with it, just know that she did the best she could and she picked out exactly what she wanted to give you. At least her heart is in the right place, and she understands the spirit of giving at Christmas! :)